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    December 25, 2012
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>> good morning and merry christmas to you. here is a look live at san francisco from our roof and wishing you a merry christmas on kron 4. we're also covering the weather and traffic this morning for you. at% to say there's no traffic but we do have weather.
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hi, annie. >> hi, darya. the radar return returns are generally off on the coast and also to parts of santa rosa this morning. the north bay looking at light rain impacting your christmas morning as you're opening presents. here's a look at your future cast 4. by 9:00 most of us in the bay area should be under cloudy conditions. the rain moves in to san rafael, that's moderate to heavy rainfall coming in around noon time. late this afternoon, widespread in the east bay. san jose, you'll probably get it later this afternoon and later this evening. by 4:00, it's widespread. i'm concerned about the potential for thunderstorms, downed power lines. these are all possible today because the storms could produce gusty conditions and we know the soil is already quite saturated from what we saw over the weekend
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with those storms. 6:00, heavy rain potential for oakland, hayward, fremont, redwood city. by 9:00 a lot of it pushes out of here south and east of town. looks like we'll be left with scattered showers. when i come back i'll talk about the rain and the 7-day forecast. here's george with the traffic. good morning. >> good morning, annie. merry christmas. it's an easy e around the bay area this morning. here's a pretty shot from the san mateo bridge. you can see how light the traffic is here. that's indicative of conditions around the bay area. we're getting word of another accident. we'll tell you about that in our next report. >> thank you, george. and merry christmas to you. >>k -- - glide memorial church. let's get a live report from will who is over with all the volunteers.
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>> all of the volunteers, and merry christmas, and i know they're arriving as we speak. some of them came at 4:00, 5:00 in the morning. you can see how busy they are chopping up the ham and the turkey. right about now they'll start serving up the christmas breakfast. there's a lot of fixing going on. by the day is over, they will have served 5,000 people. i was just outside the building and you can see the line already wrapped around the corner. definitely a lot of need this year, every year, and throughout the year. and speaking of years, there are people who volunteer every year, including this gentleman. sir, what's your name? >> allen. >> how many years have you been here? >> it's my 15th year. >> you never missed a christmas carving of ham? >> not in 15 years. >> what compels you to come here? >> i spend most of my life warm, dry, and well fed, and there's others who don't. here's my chance to give back a
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bit. >> obviously it makes you feel good. do you tell friends, hey, it makes me feel good, why don't you join? >> and have people from work, my wife and son are here as well. everyone should come down and do their part. >> thank you so much for doing that. let's continue to walk over here. ma'am, what time did you get here this morning? >> 6 a.m. >> how many years have you done this? >> this is actually my first year. >> what do you think? >> i've never carved a turkey before. >> are you like, get me out of here? >> [ laughter ] no, it's easy. >> how do you feel being here? i know this has been around for a long time. what compels you this time? >> i figured what's a better way to give back to the community. >> very smart lady. she has the san francisco giantt going on. we'll try to talk to some of the recipients.
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some of them have been shy but maybe some will say thank you to glide. i know they're busy this time of year but the money they collect leading up to thanksgiving and now, hopefully all that money they get from generous people, like the people here, that that money will stretch well in to next year. of course if you want to volunteer and donate they will never turn you down. >> that's what i was wondering before, what if you wake up and have your christmas, but then say hey, they're serving lunch and dinner, i want to be apart of that. they can come down? >> definitely, up until yestere taking ham and turkey. according to an organizer, if you want to come down and carve for the next few hours, by all means. and they'll accept cash donations today and throughout the year. they definitely can use your money today as far as trying to replenish the supplies they're giving out today. >> nice. that's terrific. thanks a lot,.
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let's take a look at other news going on this morning. we have problems in the east bay, a mud slide, near the oakland border on pinehurst road. this happened yesterday afternoon about 5:00. >> basically early this morning as you can see behind me there was a rock slide on pinehurst. we're providing traffic control for vehicles in the area. short ly the county will come out with a cleanup crew with a big rig to clean it up. should take them the better part of the day to clean this up. at that time we'll have the road shut down from skyline to john mccosker. >> it was cleaned up in a few hours of work but we have more rain on the way so they'll keep an eye on the area. 7:06 right now.
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we'll be back in a few minutes. we're keeping an eye on traffic. there is none right now. traffic is very, very a lot. in san francisco, now that it's just starting to get light out there, 46 degrees, looking for a high of 53. we'll be for a high of 53. we'll be right back. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better.
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will receive at least one gift card. it's expected over $1.7 billion worth of gift cards will be unused in 2013. that's crazy. that's wasted gifts. there are great new apps to make sure we get the most of our gift cards. this is a free app. it lets you take your physical gift card and upload it to your smart phone like a digital wallet. it stores the value on your phone. you pull up the app when you're at a store that the cashier can scan through your screen. you can re-gift gift cards you don't want. you enter the information
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on your gift card, and you can send someone that gift card value, like a digital gift card through facebook, e-mail, or text. pretty convenient. here's michelle obama. a puppy dog and a kid? they're always going to steal the show. she's reading 'twas the night before christmas at children's hospital in the washington, d.c. area. that's the first dog, her dog, jumped up in her lap. he seemed pretty comfy there. he's not impressed. it's like, yeah, sure, i sit right there, use the first lady as a couch. and he did not interrupt the 7-minute reading session. she said that's exactly what he does at home. and that's always fun
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when you read to the kids and they have a little dog around. that's very nice. 7:11 is the time right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. maybe you're waking up and saying hey, kids, let's go to tahoe. let's do a little skiing and snowboarding. here's truckee. you can see the snow piled on the median on the side. snow-covered trees. they're getting more snow. we'u how much.
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>> welcome back. stormy weather caused a tree bro fall on a san francisco gas station and the awning to fall down too. this is on 17th. happened over the weekend at thn . luckily nobody was hurt. but we did have that rough weather over the weekend. then we got a break. here we are in to christmas day i things look okay. i know they're going to change yet again. hi, there, annie. >> good morning, darya. it was a short-lived break as ed and we're tracking now another storm that's going to come of santa rosa this morning on our storm tracker 4. let's zoom on in to light rain being reported for santa rosa, crossing highway 101 there. everywhere else right now looking at cloudy conditions. that rain will make its way through the entire bay area. it's a pretty big system, small cold front. it's dropping snow
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north of us in to the shasta county mountains. also under a winter storm warning through today and tomorrow. even powder is expected. all this stuff, this is heading southeast in to the bay area. so we'll all get more rain for it today. here's your future cast. this kind of times the rain out, lets you know where it's going to be, where it's going to be heavy. 9:00 this morning, most of us under cloudy conditions especially in the south bay. up in the north bay, that's where we'll see some of the rain moving on through. 11:00, san rafael, that's light rain coming through. the yellow is the heavy ban of rain by noon for the north bay, and you can see all this starts to fill in here and we're looking at widespread rain, some of it including heavy downpours especially this afternoon and this evening. 4:00, we're all going to see this rain and the yellow indicating the moderate to heavy
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rainfall. oakland, concord, antioch, you're looking at rain coming in. because the rain that will be coming in, adding on from the already saturated soil from today and the wind gusts possible, downed power lines and trees are a possibility from this storm system. by 9:00 it pushes out of here and we're left over for scattered showers. this morning, most of us cloudy, but with exception of the north bay rain, then the rain is widespread. it will be heavy at times. we'll have gusts, downed trees, power lines, all a possibility, also sliding, as the rain continues through tonight. temperatures, 44. palo alto in the 50s. napa, 42 . walnut creek, that center has been broken for a while. winter storm warning in effect. starts at noon today. continues through midnight on wednesday. 4 to 8 inches of fresh powder
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above 3500 feet. 1 to 2 feet of new snow above 6500 feet. heavy snow and winter conditions. chains are required especially on interstate 80 over donner pass. here's your kron 47-day forecast around the bay. breezy today. tomorrow morning we could see showers by the afternoon. kind of few and far between. we'll see a little more sunshine on wednesday. brisk though. thursday also a little cooler. mostly sunny and dry. unsettled for friday and saturday. sunday, mid 50s. monday, milder in to the upper e some spots hitting close to 60 degrees. time now is 7:18. here's george with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning, annie. even though it's christmas morning and there's very little traffic out there we have our second incident of the morning in oakland. it's an accident at
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broadway that has the off ramp shut down. but green showing on the roadway centers meaning that traffic is so light that it's really not having any impact. it's not creating any delays. so there really won't be any need for you to pick an alternate route. you could use the mccarther freeway instead. here's a quick look at the bridges. bay bridge, wow, right now there's one bus and a few cars coming. boy, almost looks like christmas out there, doesn't it? you'd think it was a holiday. san mateo bridge, light traffic here as well in both directions. commute to the golden gate set up like an early a weekend. they have the buffer lane. traffic light enough that they can restrict the lanes of traffic and keep the safety lane. developing news now. two firefighters are dead and se
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destroyed in upstate new york after what we showed you yesterday live on our air here where the firefighters went to respond to a house fire and someone started shooting at them. let me go back and i'll tell you who the name of the shooter is now we know that this morning. william spengler is the one who police say set his own home on fire and then fired shots at the firefighters when they showed up. sean carroll tells us it's not spengler's first run-in with police. >> the first police officer managed to exchange fire with spengler who laid in wait. >> he was shooting at a berm near the home where he can barricaded himself with his weapons to shoot the innocent responders. and i will say the
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first webster police officers to respond engaged the shooter in probably in all likelihood, saved many lives. >> reporter: spengler's criminal past dates back to july, 1980, the death of his grandmother. >> spengler lived alone at this house for over 40 years. she was found dead at the floor of the dwelling by her grandson, william spengler, who lives next door. spengler discovered the body at 12:45 p.m. police say mrs. spengler was beaten with some type of blunt instrument. >> reporter: that brunt instrument was a hammer. he'd of manslaught. he remained in prison until 1988. spengler's mother had recently passed away but that fact alone hardly begins to offer answers. >> we don't have an exact reason why but looking at the history, obviously this is an individual that has a lot of
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problems to kill his grandmother some 30-odd years ago. >> and we're learning more about the firefighters who were killed yesterday. one of them, michael chiaperini named firefighter of the year in his department. he was helping those affected by hurricane sandy. residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy this christmas on the heels of that massive shooting that happened at sandy hook elementary school where a gunman killed 20 young children and killed six employees at that school. so they're trying to do something in forms of celebrating but it's hard to do at this time. so they're chipping in as a community to lift their spirits. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. and it's all about the kids. and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> and here you can see one
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group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears to kids on christmas eve yesterday. also today all of the police officers in newtown, they get the day"gqç.b to be wih their families. officers from surrounding towns are going to come to newtown and cover their shifts. 7:23 is the time right now. we'll be back with more.
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>> we got somebjc7.u weather aroud the country on this christmas day. as you can see on the national map of the various areas getting rain, people on the gulf coast getting tornados and thunderstorms. going all the way from east texas and north florida to farther north, oklahoma and arkansas, they're under a winter storm warning, freezing rain, sleet, snow. could bring tornados and winds. we have a big grab bag of weather if you're traveling around the country. that could mean delays by air or ground if you're traveling. >> reporter: crews were out in force in oklahoma city treating roads and bridges ahead of the expected christmas day storm. it was a similar scene at oklahoma's city rogers airport where some flights have already
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been canceled. operations director cranenburg says the plows are ready to go. >> typically it's a crew of 7 to 12 people in trucks and we have spotters. >> reporter: they use a high tech vehicle to check friction levels to make sure it's safe for airplanes to land. >> ice is very tough. if you completely don't have ant all where the aircraft can land, that's a real problem. >> reporter: in springfield, missouri residents are stocking up on supplies as you prepare for the snowstorm. jared spoon expects to be called in to work even though it's christmas. f is an. you can't look at it as a holidy . you have to come in and do your job. >> reporter: weather is expected&gíj little rock, arkansas as well. they could see inches of snow. there's one way to avoid the travel headaches. >> best thing to do is try to stay home and enjoy your christmas. >> reporter: winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories are posted for
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washington state, texas, up to new england. severe weather is expected in the southeast. severe weather is expected in thhave a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. on any new volkswagen. who helped make slea difference last yearose for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child.
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>> 7:30 is the time right now and we're taking a look at your christmas day weather. good good morning, annie. >> good morning, darya. merry christmas to you. we're g for the rain to come through. already seen it in parts. the green is the light rain. we'll zoom on in to show you. it's impacting highway 101, santa rosa in the light rain, petaluma as well. if you look at your future cast, i'll show you where the bulk of the rain is going to be coming, when and where. at 9:00 a majority of the bay area will be under cloudy conditions especially in the south bay. we can see the north bay, green
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comes in, petaluma, vallejo, san rafael. this is the yellow, that's moderate to heavy rain. also could see thunderstorms. by 2:00 it's really coming down for parts of oakland, concord, vallejo. it's widespread rain by late this afternoon for the entire bay area. gusty conditions are also a big concern here and the soil is very saturated. so we could see more downed trees and power lines, maybe even more mudslides and slidings. first here is george with your traffic. >> good morning. still looking at a light and eay around the golden gate bridge. they even have the center lane coned off now as a buffer lane, there's so little traffic on the span. when you're in the east bay, south bay, peninsula, you'll find a nice and easy ride
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eve one the one or two incidents at which chp is in attendance. breakfast is served this morning at glide memorial search in san francisco where thousands of meals, breakfast, lunch, and christmas dinner will be handed out to those in need today. that means an army of volunteers. will tran is live there. >> good morning. the cafeteria is right below met -- it looks like a military mess hall, so much precision, people coming and going. by the time it's over they expect to serve 5,000 meals and these people are making it happen. these are volunteers. some first time here, others like this miami here in the red, he's been here for 15 years. you can volunteer all day. you can come down here obviously and put your elbow grease to work because they'll need that not just for today but obviously throughout the year. very special time obviously for christmas. gene cooper, one of
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the organizers here. you're seeing a different trends here. you were telling me a little bit earlier, you're telling me the family who have homes, they're here for a meal. >> we've seen in the last few years especially we're starting to see more working poor families, not just the homeless in san francisco. they may have places to live and they may have jobs and going to school but they don't have enough resources to get through the end of the month. so they come here to eat with us. >> have you been surprised that the number remains relatively high, that maybe it would drop a little bit lower? 5,000 is the number i've heard for years now. >> doesn't surprise me at all. a lot of times we're actually pd cooking and serving and giving to our capacity. we could probably do more, but in order to be able to handle it in our kitchens -- i n there. our kitchen is very, very small. for us to really pump out the meals we'd be cooking all day long.
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>> tell us how it works. if you're sitting at home rightw and you're watching the broadcast here, what can people do to come down and help you out? >> we do have volunteers who have signed up to today. we always have folks that don't show up. they get in to opening their presents and if you come on down we have a room where you can go and sign up to be on the wait list, to be on call. you might sit for a few minutes, then we'll bring you in to volunteer turnover. >> you accept volunteers throughout the day. >> throughout the day. i think the last shift is at 12:30 today. if people want to help, we can have you sign up. >> thank you so much, jean cooper. she does a wonderful job all year long. it's breakfast time and people are getting a chance to eat, but we çh eat throughout the day. if you want to come back for lunch or dinner, hopefully they'll have plenty for you to eat on christmas day. more good news to tell you about this christmas morning.
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water is back on for 15 homeowners in mel valley. they had to spend christmas eve day without water. it was shut off because of a water main break. flooded marin avenue. marin avenue was closed between bell lane and tense road. reggie kumar has the latest on that story. >> 10 a.m., it moved, so the steel valve and sleeve that were used to repair the pipe did not line up initially. crews had to make additional adjustments before fixing the crack. they say the pipe is more than 60 years old and they believe it cracked due to its age but the break is still under investigation. the street looked like this after the main broke. this is video from the marin i.j. there was so much water, 1,000 gallons a minute poured on to the avenue. some were concerned about their homes flooding. >> the water was level with the
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sidewalk so it didn't come up over the sidewalk. >> reggie kumar, kron 4 news. form er president george hw 48%mñ holiday in the hospital. doctors want to make sure he's able to build up energy. the former president has been hospitalized for a month because of bronchitis. nelson mandela is in the hospital today too, the former south african president is said to be looking better and in much better spirits. he's recovering from a lung infection and having gallstones removed. south african president zuma joined him and his wife today for christmas. hope you're having a good christmas so far and the kids didn't get you up too early this morning. back with more.
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>> remember when the holidays meant kick back, relax, enjoy being with friends and family? these day as lot of people are constantly busy at work or busy with activities taking up the time you're spending with family. some experts say that's not good for our health. here's holly with the report. >> reporter: the idea of having a day of rest has biblical roots. even god took time off on the seventh day. today the world is a different place. we're a 24/7 planet with long to-do lists that never end. at some point experts say we need to slow down. >> everybody needs a stop day. for some, that may involve goinh or synagogue. for some, that may be doing the new york times crossword puzzle. when we have that time of work
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and rest, the work takes home more meaning. >> reporter: he's examined the reasons we should all take a day off. he says being on the go for most of us just means more stress to the body. >> we're pouring out the flight or fight hormones which are stress hormones. >> reporter: overall those take a higher toll on our bodies. >> increase blood pressure, increase anxiety, depression. >> reporter: he saysx the time wasting habits. prioritize what's important to you and take that day off. even eating your food slowly helps you enjoy life in a more healthy way. cut out the multi-tasking, at least at home. >> there's a saying that the point of life isn't to see how fast you can get through. >> reporter: so, breathe. >> i always forget that. the breathing.
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breathe. it's 7:41. we'll be back with e in a couple of minutes. merry christmas to you. hope you're having a great christmas morning so far and maybe you're heading to tahoe, and if show, check out kingvale. you can see a car speeding by, maybe a little too fast there. we lost the shot but they'll get more snow. here's a live shot at truckee too. you can see the clouds. we're waiting for the snow.
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>> good morning and merry
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christmas to you. it's 7:44. everybody's got to be up by now. who's going to who's going to wait for christmas morning? >> exactly. the kids, you know, they're not. good morning, darya and good morning to everyone. merry christmas. we've got light rain coming in e north bay, san rafael, petaluma. looks like rain is impacting highway 101. you can see it toward petaluma. take a look at the satellite picture. system coming through. all of this you're seeing impacting now parts of north bay. all of this is going to be heading south and southeast. so we'll see widespread rain this afternoon, also snow in the mountains. future cast 4 shows us, expecting the rain to come from the northwest and you can see by late this morning it will be in to parts of close to downtown san francisco and then by noon you see the light green.
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that's the light rain. the yellow is the more moderate rain. we'll see pretty good downpours from much of the bay area, also inching out to the san jose and the peninsula. 4:00, widespread rain. look at that. we're expecting gusty conditione thunderstorms so with that when you factor in a lot of rain, the gusty winds, then we're talking about potential for downed trees and power lines. kind of messy afternoon and evening on this christmas day. 6:00, it's still looking very wet for a lot of us except for the nor
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-- the potential for downed power lines. rain continues and we'll have toté possibility of flash flooding. highway 50 at highway 89, we've got basically -- it's not snowing now, but you wait till this afternoon. we've got a winter storm warning in effect for sierra nevada and lake tahoe area. starts at noon today. you'll get a white christmas. h midnight on wednesday. how much snow we talking? 1 to 2 feet of snow above 6500 feet. so you'll be skiing tomorrow. or actually wait till thursday, when the warning expires. thursday is going to be an amazing day of fresh powder and it's going to be sunny. heavy snow expected. windy. chains are required espr state 80. all of us making it in to the 50s. so here's your 7-day forecast around the bay. wet today, afternoon and evening. breezy conditions for your christmas day. wednesday, scattered showers.
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;we<:re, lots of sunshine. may feel brisk at times. saturday and sunday looking to be unsettled. sunday, more sunshine and breezy. let's go to tahoe and take a look at our snow ski report. last 24 hours, not impressive. no new snow. but again, that base, it's reals . people reporting some of the best skiing they've seen in like 10 years or so. like 9 feet of snow in the last few weeks here. we'll add to the base here tomorrow and i'd say thursday is a wonderful day to hit the slopes. i wish i could be doing it but i'll be working. time now, 7:48. here's george with your traffic. >> good morning, annie. not much traffic to talk about s morning. good news for you if you have to drive anywhere. it's like this all over the bay area. bay bridge, no traffic on the approach. and no problems on the span. san mateo bridge, if you're crossing here or even
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at the dun barton, a nice and easy ride. the golden gate bridge, they don't even have it configured for a traffic day. there's a buffer lane on the bridge. i'll show you the camera on the 101 in san jose, looking northward toward the guadalupe parkway off ramp. coming out of downtown san jose, no delays or problems here. >> thanks, george. we've seen major breakthroe this year. john has the top 10 science stories of the 2012. >> reporter: at number 10, a revolutionary camera called litro. >> it's so powerful that this will forever change how we're experience pictures. >> reporter: the camera captures the entire light field allowing the picture's focus and perspective to be changed after it's been taken. number 9, nasa's dawn space craft spent back data about an asteroid
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called vesta. it appears vesta went through some stages of planetary evolution. it's one of a kind in the solar system. >> what's clear to us is vesta appears to be the only intact protoplanet that's left. >> reporter: number 8. you may have heard the god partg dlo big deal? think big bang theory. >> this particle we think was the fuse that set off the explosion which created the universe. >> reporter: researchers found after analyzing data from proton collisions generated by a particle accelerator. at 7, baumgartner's record breaking jump. he broke the sound barrier, jumping from 128,000 feet in a revolutionary space suit.
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>> i said i know the whole world is watching now and i wish the world could see what i see. >> reporter: 6, young children dying at alarming speed in cambodia. it was a medical mystery. streptococcus, unusually aggressive. >> they found that the organisms in conjunction with these kids getting steroids probably led to such an aggressive course. >> reporter: number 5, space x became the first commercial company to rendezvous and dock a space craft at the international space station. it marked a new beginning. private companies taking over for nasa sending cargo and eventually humans to the station. number 4, scientists found the great barrier reef, the largest in the world is in trouble. >> half of the coral in the great barrier reef has disappeared over the last 27 years. that's a momentous change. >> reporter: scientists attribute much of the loss to
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storm damage. at number 3, we go to the pacific, and the deepest part of any ocean in the world withm director and explorer, james cameron. first, test dives. finally, in a submersible call deep sea challenger, cameron went down 35,000 feet. number 2, melting ice. scientists using satellite and aircraft data have found the greenland and antarctic ice sheets are losing three times as much ice as 20 years ago. giant rifts appeared in places like antarctics÷mx7sjá pine glacier. it's contributed to 1/5th sea level rise. number 1, 7 minutes of terror. the rover curiosity survived a landing, prompting an
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outpouring of emotion from the nasa team. curiosity is now roaming the landing site, hunting for evidence of past life. if it finds any, curiosity might well be our number 1 again next year.
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>> welcome back. pope benedict the 16th deliveres message to the world. this christmas morning, the pope wishing christmas peace to the world. in his message he urged israelis and palestinians to negotiate and spoke of the defenseless in syria. the pope celebrated christmas eve mass at st. peter's basilica in the vatican city yesterday. here's video of the pope distributing communion during the/íiz' mass. 7:56 right now. we thank you for spending a litt of your christmas morning with the kron 4 morning news.
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we'll be back with more in just a couple of minutes. let's take a live look from our mount tam cam. it's a little hazy out there this morning. we do have a change. we have rain on the rain coming back to the area and snow in tahoe.
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>> good morning and merry christmas to you. here is a live look at san francisco as we take a look at weather this christmas day. and we've got things changing. you can see the clouds in the background there. i guess there's more on the way. hi, annie. >> good morning, darya and mers to you. we're looking at pretty good rah
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san rafael. we'll zoom in here to show you. nevada, some neighborhoods gettu can see we're going to expect widespread rain by this afternoon. here's a look at your future cast. going to show you where and when. we're looking at cloudy skies to start off the morning hours. then by 11:00, san rafael, vallejo, you'llwkedoñtñe to see the rain in the area. it will push on through by noon. you can see the yellow. that's the more moderate to heavy rainfall. by 2:00, it's really going to be coming down in some locations. ÷c* it looks like gusty conditions, which also means we could see downed trees and power lines. we put this in to motion and by 4:00, widespread rain for the entire bay area. i think by 6:00 it will start to pull out of the north bay. you can see out toward san jose, redwood city, fremont, pretty good rain
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to come through. 9:00, left over with scattered showers. i think a lot of that will start to die down overnight. time now is 8:01. here's george with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning, merry christm. an easy ride around the bay area. no commute this morning. no traffic problems. here's a quick commute check as we look at walnut creek. this is interstate 680 south of the 24 interchange. you'll find a light and easy ride. breakfast is served christmas lunch and christmas dinner, all at glide memorial church where thousands of people in need are going to be able to eat today thanks to an army of volunteers. will tran is live in san francisco at glide memorial this morning. take a look at those busy bees. >> they've been at it since probably 5:00 or 6:00 this morning. not really a lot of talking. these are people who have never met each other but they know they have a task
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because they need to carve up the turkeys and the hams. 5,000 meals will be served by the end of the day. so obviously there's a lot of work going on and i can tell you they're just -- they have endless supply of elbow grease. >> keep it coming. >> if <(÷v÷ benihana? look at the way you are with those knives. >> [ laughter ] several days ago and are getting it out there for people to carve up. speaking of carving up, let's show you video of the cafeteria directly beneath us, and all the hard work done upstairs, here's the result. a lot of grateful people downstairs already eating their meals, started at 7:00 in the
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morning. here's the great part. they can come here for christma. they can come back for lunch as well as dinner. they realize the need is not just in the morning but all day, all year long. no one will be turned away. we did talk to one of the organizers this morning. she said a little new trend going on. there are working families out there. people who have a roof over their head. but the problem is they barely make ends meet. so just to free up a little bit more money instead of paying for their own meals, they come down here and get their free christmas meal. obviously if you can't come down here to carve up the turkey and the ham, they'll accept your money donations because that money will hopefully last them well in to next year. back to you, darya. >> we'll check in with you later as they prepare for breakfast and lunch. starts at 9:00 this morning. then on to christmas dinner. good to see everyone helping out. you can go down and donate your time and money. problems in east bay to
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tell you about. there was a mud slide in contra costa county near the oakland border. this is pinehurst road. the mud was a mess. chp went out there about 5:00 in the afternoon and it took several hours to clean it up. >> basically early this morning as you can see behind me there was a rock slide right here on pinehurst. there was traffic control for vehicles in the area. shortly the county will be coming out here with a cleanup crew with a big rig to clean this up. should take them the better part of the day to clean this up and at that time we'll have this road shut down all the way from skyline all the way down to john mccosker. >> the slide was cleaned up within a few hours but they're concerned about more rain which we've told you is on the way. so the public works department will keep an eye on that. in the east bay, a road
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that keeps flooding has frustrated a long time resident. justine waldman takes a look at the mud slide and what's being done about it. >> reporter: as soon as it started to rain, victor husary knew this was going to happen. so he got out his cell phone camera and took this video of a mud slide on castro ranch road. >> nobody wants to listen to victor. >> this was a ticking bomb waiting to happen. >> reporter: it left the busy two-lane street whittled down to one lane. cars have to drive in the opposite lane of traffic. >> at least 15 years. people didn't know what to do. y didn't know which way to go. >> so it's very dangerous. >> very dangerous for 600 families up here. >> reporter: victor says the problem starts on top of the hill. he claims improper drainage caused it to cascade
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down, causing all the mess. that's why victor shared this video so people can see what's happening here. he's reached out to the city, which has now promised to fix the problem. >> look at that danger! >> the mayor sent me an e -mail and the supervisor e-mailed back letting us know they're working on it. they're going to work on it. >> to clear out the road, crews brought in this big pump to suck out the water and mud from the storm drains. this is just a temporary solution. justine waldman, kron 4 news. a 49-year-old man died yesterday when he was buried in an avalanche while he was snowboarding at donner ski ranch. he was skiing within resort limits. he was basically washed away and buried in it. the resort was closed when the rescue teams started searching.
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he's been identified as steven mark anderson of hurshdale near truckee. by noon there was the missing person's report. they went in and had to have search dogs to actually look for him because the snow was so deep. finally around 1:30 they found because the snowzwas so deep. it was at the base of the avalanche. the wind had blown some of the snow to depths of up to 7 feet or more where he was snowboarding, which as i said, that was inside the ski area's boundaries near the main lodge. he wasn't skiing off limits which is the real danger. they tell you don't go out of bounds. 8:07 is the time. let's get a look at our mount tm cam. wow, this has changed. it's reo rain. it's going to rain today. we'lk back. [ game announcer ] touchdown! and here comes the dunk.
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[ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] more ways to love mcnuggets. ♪ >> reporter: about 60% of us tomorrow will receive at least one gift card. it's expected over $1.7 billion worth of gift cards will be unused in 2013. that's crazy. that's just wasted money. wasted gifts. i guess a lot of us forget to store them in our wallet for easy access or forget they're in our wallet. gift cards can get
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easily overlooked and lost in the shuffle of life. technology to the rescue. there are great new smart phone apps that can (ea those gift cards. like this one named gyft. it's a free app for iphone or android devices. it lets you upload your gift card to your phone, like a digital wallet. it lets you store the gift card on your phone. when you're at the store, pull up the gift card and a upc code that your cashier can scan will be displayed on your screen. you can trade your gift cards, or re-gift gift cards you don't want. this is a quick way to send someone a gift. you enter the information on your gift card and you can send someone the gift card value, like a digital gift card through facebook, e-mail, or text. pretty convenient. families across the u.s. will have to rely on other
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sources of entertainment after netflix was hit by a christmas eve outage. i thought it was just me. we were streaming and it wasn't just us. it's the company. and they apologized. they tweeted that they were sord they blame amazon's infrastructure which netflix uses. and there's no word on when it's going to be restored. maybe you're at home trying to view the christmas day movie. it's a good movie day, you know? no netflix? 8:12 is the time right now. there's like a christmas story n ning it 24 hours. can't go wrong with that. don't poke your eye out though. shoot your eye out. we'll be back with more in a couple minutes. remember after the kron 4 morning news you can watch dr. phil. music's, ready !
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>> they don't have to dream. it really is a white christmas y states as a powerful system moves through the states. ed has the story. >> reporter: ground crews were out in force in oklahoma city treating roads and bridges ahead of the expected christmas day storm. it was a similar scene world airport where some flights have already been canceled. operations director says the plows are ready to go.
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>> when we get out on the runway and start clearing, typically it's a crew of seven to 12 people in trucks and we have spotters. jp high tech vehicle that checks friction levels to make sure it's safe for airplanes to land. >> ice is very tough. if you completely don't have ant all with an aircraft to land, that's a real problem. >> reporter: in springfield, missouri, residents are preparing. salt truck driver jared spoon expects to be called in to work even though it's christmas. >> you take it as any other day. you can't look at it as a holiday. you have to come in and do your job. >> reporter: the weather is expected to be frightful in little rock, arkansas as well. they can see several inches of snow. there's one way to avoid the travel headaches. >> the best thing to do is try to stay at home and enjoy your christmas. >> reporter: winter storm
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warnings, watches, and advisories are posted for washington state, texas, up to new england. severe weather is expected in the southeast. >> that storm could bring tornados to southern states. the national weather service saying the storms will have winds between 70 and 80 miles per hour, could hit alabama, southern tennessee, and western georgia by tonight. and what about for us? >> good morning, darya. we're looking at storm tracker u can see we've got the rain moving in to the bay area. a little center. you can see san rafael and out toward vallejo looking at rain. the green indicating light rain. the yellow, more moderate rain. looks like the moderate rain has headed east of highway 101. out toward mill valley, you're looking at moderate to heavy rain going through. you're in the yellow, it's coming down pretty good then for you at this
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hour. even at pacific heights, entering in that moderate to heavy rain as well. san francisco downtown, north beach, looking at light rain. but this yellow, the heavier stuff is moving out toward you south and southeast. expecting more widespread rain for the afternoon. maybe more gusty conditions. we're expecting a pretty wet day for your christmas. especially by the afternoon. all of us should be dealing with some widespread rain. looks like by 2:00 the moderate to heavy rain will be impacting the east bay, hayward, san bruno. the south bay getting it later this afternoon and this evening. 4:00, everyone is going to be dealing with the widespread rain. the good thing is this system is a fast moving cold front. flooding still a concern. we have gusty conditions that are possible for today. this evening you can see we'll still see pretty good rain coming down. i think by 9:00 a lot of it will be pulling on out of
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here. here's a look at your day planner for today. gusts mean downed power lines and trees a possibility. also watch out for flooding. here's a look at highway 89 and 50. in tahoe we're looking at more snow today. winter storm warning at noon today through midnight tomorrow, expecting 1 to 2 feet of fresh powder above 6500 feet. chains are required on interstate 80. highs today, all of us making it in to the low to mid 50s. tomorrow, breezy, scattered showers potentially in the area. thursday, more sunshine, highs in the 50s. time now, 8:19. here's george with your traffic. >> good morning. merry christmas to all. it's ay ride around the area. so if you're over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, you'll have an easy ride and easy time of it this morning. let's take a look at the bridges here. we'll start there with a look at your ride to the bay bridge.
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no problems at all for the approach or across the span. all the bridges in the bay area this morning look good. here's the san mateo bridge ride. extremely light traffic. very little company for you out there this morning. the golden gate bridge is a smooth commute. looks as though we may be getting just a little rain as annie predicted. it looks as though we're seeing headlights reflected off the deck. that likely means the deck is wet here. so the rains are approaching and already arriving. here's a look at your ride through san francisco. crosstown freeways here. pavement here still dry. that may not be the case very much longer. good news is it's going to be light traffic wherever you're heading. santa helped to make a christmas wish come true for a little boy in south carolina. he sat on santa's lap and asked for his daddy, an army national guard soldier who has been serving overseas. angela
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rodriguez has more on the christmas surprise. >> reporter: before his busy night, santa made time for the last minute requests. >> what do you want for christmas? >> um, nothing expensive. >> [ laughter ] >> reporter: t a was bombarded with flashes so families could make memories sure to last a lifetime. santa turned it off. >> ipads, ipods, legos. and some barbie doll stuff as u. >> reporter: that is, until 2-year-old hunter sat on his lap. >> what do you want for christmas? >> choochoo train? >> what else do you want? >> and daddy. >> reporter: here's the back s. hunter's father was deployed more than a year ago. he wasn't due back until january, but the magic of christmas brought him home much sooner than expected. >> that's a big gift for santa
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claus to think about giving you. you want to do me a favor? look right there. who's that? that's daddy. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the surprise pulled off with military-like precision. >> oh, it's great. it's great to see him. he's a lot bigger than i remember. it was tremendous. it was great. it went perfect. it was just awesome. really nice of these people here at the mall to do this for us. i hope everybody gets to have a happy holiday like i know we are. >> reporter: they're back to sharing everything again, from the little things like cookies, to squeezing each other tight. >> i love you. >> what are you and daddy going to do tonight?)mcr >> we're going to play choo-choo. >> you all going to be busy,
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aren't you? >> we'll play tractor-trailer. >> reporter: a young boy who dared to believe. >> it's exactly what i was hoping for. >> reporter: now enjoying the true meaning of christmas surrounded by love. >> wow. 8:23 is the time. i hope your christmas day is going as well as that. that's really nice. wishing you a merry christmas at kron. let's take a look at the live shot. a lot of people started off the day maybe at home with the tv and not a lot of travelers this morning, even as george said, to grandma's house. looks like you might already be there. it could pick up later this afternoon. you might have company on the roads. this is the san mateo bridge which is quiet.
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>> a new york man is playing the role of real life st. nick. michael scilafo dressed in the red santa suit dy s to his affected by hurricane sandy. he got the toys by social media. he started a donation and he personally delivered them to kids in need. santa, his list in this case was more than 100 children from the affected areas in brooklyn, staten island, and queens. he's actually hoping to turn this program in to a nonprofit and
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have another round of gift-giving for easter. residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find joy after their tragedy leading up to christmas. as you know it's been more than a week now since the friday morning shooting when a man went in and opened fire at sandy hook elementary school, gunned down and killed 20 little children and six employees of the school. residents say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. it's all about the kids and being with family. we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> dozens of people are trying to pitch in community to comfort them. a group passed out hot chocolate, donuts, and panda bears. today you're going to see more different towns on the backs of the police officers as they help
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out in newtown. because all of the newtown police officers get today off to spend with their children. and police from neighboring towns are going to come in today and cover their shifts. the time now is 8:27. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. a merry christmas to you here from the kron 4 morning news. here's a starting to cloud up. get out and enjoy before it starts raining. we have drops in some spots.
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. 8:30 on christmas morning. we've got some fog. you can blow a horn there. anyway, it looks like that fog is going to kind of grip the bay area and bring rain here pretty soon. annie? >> good morning. we're looking at rain right now falling in to
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the san francisco area in the city and parts north. let zoom in to show you where some of the rain is coming down. the green indicates the light rain, and yellow more moderate to heavy rain. napa, richmond, you're looking at pretty heavy rain coming down. wet in sausalito crossing highway 101. a good cell going through there. north beach, downtown, and in the city moderate to heavy rain. brisbane, you're all looking at moderate to heavy rain coming down. looks like we'll get pretty heavy rain this afternoon, along with gusty winds. so watch for downed trees and power lines. here's george with traffic. >> our camera in san francisco, on the james lake freeway, here is the evidence of rain you're talking about. the last time we looked at this camera, the pavement was still dry.
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that's no longer the case on the central freeway. the good news is the traffic is very light and is so around the bay area, not through the city. east bay, south bay peninsula, north bay freeways look great. >> where do you have the heaviest fog? i haven't seen much. breakfast is served at gliy -- memorial church in san francisco and let's go to will tran joining us from glide memorial this morning, looking at all of the volunteers it takes and the hard work to pull this off. hi, will. >> oh, my god. i'm just getting tired watching these people working because they're relentless with their knives as far as the0úv&-z and some people, despite a change of shift, they're still here carving up the meat because they're so busy and they want to
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help of course. by the end of the day, 5,000 meals. they're greeting people and i'm sure thanking a lot of the people at glide memorial for their hard work today, as well as for the entire year. they started actually at around 5:00 in the morning with the volunteers pouring in. they started serving the meals at around 7:00 in the morning. here's video of the cafeteria just downstairs from us. you can see how busy it's been all morning. a little bit of the change as far as how glide is doing it. in the past they told us a lot of people who were homeless or without jobs they come in here to get meals. online they're more than welcome. now over the past seven years, the change is that there are a lot of families here who have jobs and a roof over their heads but because they're not making enough money to make ends meet, they come down here not just today but throughout the weeks and months because by eating here they can free up
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some of their money for other things. before i head back to you, let's see if we can talk to some of the volunteers here. what time did you get here? >> about 8:00 this morning. we'll stay till about 10:00. ts the real gift to people. >> how many times have you done this?g![ñ;b< >> we've done this for 20 years. my wife and i come down every year. it's a wonderful experience bonding and helping the people. we love doing it. >> when you're done here, at home, i'm sure you're humbled by the need and generosity. >> so many people in need. we're very fortunate. to be abo give back, my wife takes bones from the turkeys and hams and we make soup for the neighborhood for people who need it too. it never stops. the real message here is it shoe one or two days a year. it should be 365, 24/7. you just give. that's what beia human being is all about. >> i tell you what, if you don't make it to heaven, we're all in trouble. >> i like that. >> if he doesn't make it to
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heaven, we're all in trouble and they will accept volunteers until 12:30 today and they'll accept donations. if you want to stop by here you can donate your time and that money will be used obviously throughout the year. >> let me catch that right. so if you stop by this morning d you see this man and you're inspired, saying, oh, boy, i need to do that, you can't carve like he's carving right now. they'll take a cash donation this morning. is that right, will? i can't show up and carve like he's doing? if i'm just showing up out of the blue today they want donation? >> yeah, if you can show up throughout the morning, they'll find you a place. >> oh, they will? >> you go on a waiting list so if somebody gets tired or has to go you can replace them. they'll do that up until 12:30. but your money is more they have for the holiday drive, it goes well in to next year.
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unfortunately not all year long. but at least for the first several months or so of 2013. >> i see. okay. so both are welcome. ths a lot, will. developing news this mornio firefighters are dead and several homes destroyed in upstate new york. we showed you this story unfolding yesterday. firefighters were shot at responding to a house fire. the person who owns the home, william spengler, police say actually set his own home on fire and then laid and wait for the first responders to get there and started shooting at hem. sean carroll says this is not spengler's first encounter with police. >> reporter: during the chaotic scene, the first webster police officer to arrived managed to exchange fire with spengler who laid in wait. >> we assumed he was shooting at a high ground advantage near a berm near the home where he had barricaded or set himself up
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with weapons to shoot at the innocent responders. and i will say that one of the first webster police officers to respond did engage the shooter and probably in all likelihood saved many lives. >> reporter: spengler's criminal past dates back to the 1980s. >> she was found dead by her grandson who lived next door. &rpengler discovered the body at 12:45 p.m.. police say mrs. spengler was beaten with a blunt instrument. >> reporter: that blunt instrument was a hammer. spengler would be convicted of manslaughter. he remained in prison until 1988. officials confirmed spengler's mother recently passed away but that fact alone hardly offers
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answers. >> we don't have an exact reason why but looking at the history, obviously this is an individual that has a lot of problems, to kill his grandmother, some 30-odd years ago. it is 8:37 right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes, developing news as well as weather and traffic to get you going on christmas day. let's take a live look here at the golden gate bridge. we woke up dry and now it's wet and there are a few more cars. looks like people are starting to get up and out.
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>> veteran actor jack klugman has died. he passed away yesterday in los angeles. youksá remember him from the sloppy sports writer, oscar, in the 1970s sitcom "the odd couple." he also played a tough minded medical examiner in the tv show "quincy." he has cancer. he trained himself to speak all over again after the cancer. so he was 90 years old when he died. 8:41 right now. we'll be back with more in a coe of minutes to get you going on christmas day here on the kron 4 morning news. we've also got something it you on new year's eve.
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>> 8:44. are you just relaxing? remembee good old days and the holidays meant you kick back, you enjoy just being with family and friends? then came all the crazy schedules, whether it's work or enjoyment schedule. everything was a schedule. and all the gadgets beeping and bells and whistles. experts say we don't stop and that's not good for our health. so here's holly with more on the new report. >> reporter: the idea of having a day of rest has biblical roots. even god took time off on the seventh day. today the world is a different place. we are a 24/7 planet with long work weeks and to-do lists that never end. at some point, health experts say we need to slow down. >> everyone needs a stop day. and for some, that may involve o church or synagogue. for some that may be doing the new york times crossword puzzle.
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but when we have that rhythm of rest and work, the work takes on more meaning. >>yép of the book "24-6", a prescription for a better life, has examines the reasons we should take a day off. he says being on the go for most of us means more stress for'baúvs the. >> we're pouring out flight or fight hormones which are stress hormones. >> reporter: overall, those take a toll on our body. >> give us higher blood pressure, increase anxiety, depression. >> reporter: how can we stop? he says cut out some of the time wasting habits. get your nose out of your computer. prioritize what's important to you and take that day off. even eating your food slowly helps you enjoy life in a more healthy way. and cut out the multi-tasking at least at home. >> there's a saying that the point of life isn't to see how fast you can get through it. >> reporter: so, breathe.
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>> taking a double live look out here at the san mateo bridge on the right. everything is getting all gray we're already getting wet this morning. let's go to annie and get a look at where this rain is headed. >> good morning, darya and merry christmas. you start with storm tracker 4. detecting lightning off the coast. this is an indication of instability with the system. we could see a couple thunderstorms with the system as it drops a quite a bit of rain in some locations. a lot of us are looking at rain this morning on this christmas morning as you're opening presents. you can see it right here from fairfield, concord, east of san francisco, down to san mateo, that's where we're seeing more heavy amounts of rain. yellow, moderate rainfall. green is looking at light rainfall. berkeley just
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got poured on just a few minutes ago. looks like oakland and alameda, you have moderate to heavy rain. and also parts of south san francisco and up to the pacifica we have moderate to heavy rain. burlingate and san mateo, going to need the umbrella. you can see it's wet on the golden gate bridge on this christmas day. future cast shows uswmçcçz to expect widespd rain for the day today. it's a fast moving system. late this afternoon and evening we'll be mostly done with it. noon, light rain for the area. and also heavy rain potentially with high wind gusts could produce and cause damage to trees, uprooted trees and downed power lines, all a possibility. we've got to watch those small creeks and urban flooding potentially. this evening we're looking at rain, especially in the south bay toward san jose. it pulls
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out of here and we're looking at scattered showers. so this afternoon, heavy rain and gusts. washed down trees, flooding possible!ca,>4ul as the rain cos with a faster moving system. you can see on the satellite and radar picture, snow for parts of the lake tahoe area. 1 to 2 feet possible in higher locations. breezy today and tomorrow. only morning scattered showers possible. thursday, we dry out under mostly sunny skies. time now, 8:49. ski report. let's take a look at our ski ret . we're looking at no new snow in the last 24 hours, but hey, tomorrow it's going to change. thursday is a great day to hit the slopes. you can see squaw valley getting a base of 44 to 111 inches. now time for traffic on this christmas morning with george. good morning. >> we continue to monitor extremely light conditions, but now concern about the wet
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roadways. hasn't quite reached the bay bridge yet although you may see drizzle. it hasn't really saturated the pavement yet, although it's already hit the golden gate bridge and san francisco. as my father used to say when the>éínf)%ñ monkey's tt run over by the streetcar, it wasn't be long now. >> oh, my god, george, your father said that to you when you were a kid? that's horrible. [ laughter ] >> he did have a few good things. that might not have been one of them. anyway, it÷?.ém looks pretty good here now. let's take another look at another bridge, the san mateo bridge, highway 92. it's been very light here. but the skies are starting to look a little threatening. the golden gate bridge as we pointed out already seeing rain here. and i wanted to show you the ride through san jose on highway 101 as we pick up the camera here at the guadalupe parkway. very light lb3á$q/ñconditions.
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>> actually my dad did have one expression. there's danger on the highway. >> he was right about that. >> i'm not connecting it with anything else. >> and it's true. danger on the highway. >> especially if you're a monkey. a kansas teenager has turned his front lawn in to a fantastic christmas light show. michael shows us the hard work that goes in to creating this elaborate display. >> reporter: this is what cody lives for, not presents. >> started when i was 7. >> reporter: not the food. >> i started liking lights. >> reporter: for cody, it's all about lights. each year he as a goal. >> way more lights. >> he has liked lights ever >> reporter: for cody, it wasn't that long ago. he's only 13. >> when he was about 7, he decided he was going to start decorating his room.
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>> reporter: from a few lights in his room, to this. what else can you say? >> yeah, it's cool. very cool. this is my new thing this year. >> reporter: this 13-year-old'd a few extension cords. >> i have a channel that you can tune to and it plays to it. >> reporter: it's run by essential software on the laptop cody saved up-í71&h to buy, a sw meant for all to enjoy. >> my neighbors came out and clapped for me at the end of the song. support from the neighbors helps. >> he's 13 and he's already putting it to music, i'm pretty sure he's a clark griswold in the making. >> it will only get bigger from here. >> reporter: someone who takes
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the christmas spirit to a whole new level. >> 8:52 is the time right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. a merry christmas to you. let's take a live look here. it's a wet one. it's raining around the bay now. we thought this was going to come in maybe a little later but it's rolling in right now.
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>> michelle obama typically the star of the show but here she's overshadowed by the first dog. that's not a lap dog, but i don't think he knows that. apparently he does this all the time though. so she continued her reading to kids that she was doing at a washington area children's hospital. she was sitting down for a christmas reading appearance and the dog wanted to listen in. the pope%5(ñ,ny÷ delivered e
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traditional christmas message to the world this morning. he wished christmas peace to the world. and also urges israelis and palestinians to negotiate. he decried the slaughter of what he called the defenseless in syria. the pope also celebrated christmas eve mass at st. peter's basilica in vatican city yesterday. here's some video of the pope distributing communion during the mass. and on this christmas day here in the bay area, we've got some rain and definitely some clouds and some snow on the way. not at the moment as you can see live in the tahoe cam on the left-hand side. the roadways look good but it's gray and they'll get snow out of the storm, of which we're getting rain right now. just started to fall here in san francisco and san jose. everybody is going to get a little rain. we'll tell you how much in just a couple of minutes.
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>> well, good morning to you and thank you for waking up
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with the kron 4 morning news on this christmas day. we're going to start off with a little weather and less traffic. hi, annie. >> good morning. daria. we start with storm and we saw some lightning strike the coast but no bad weather. walnut creek, concord, you have moderate-to-heavy rain where you see the yellow. i will zoom in more and you can see it's impacting the east bay and san leandro. it's affecting redwood city and expecting gusty conditions. looking at the golden gate bridge, we have cloudy skies on the christmas morning as you're opening up all of those gifts and i'm expecting these rain
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showers to head farther south into the south baby bilate this afternoon into the evening hours. and we could see gusty conditions with that so we have to watch for downed power lines and downed trees and also area of flooding. let's go to george with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning, annie. we have been watching the traffic here at the golden gate bridge because we watched the rain that you have been talking about coming across the span now, too. we've seen the amount of traffic pick up a little but still not a problem. it's going to be light traffic wherever you're heading on east bay freeways, south bay, peninsula, and for the north bay rides. darya? >> thank you, george. merry christmas to you -- enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner at glide memorial church as thousand will be able to do. it's taking an army of volunteer but getting it ready. they have handed out breakfast and at 9:00 now, they're turning to lunch. here's a look at the work being
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done. hi, there, will. >> reporter: good morning, darya. before lunch, they will have a quick service. the reverend will preside and then people will get downstairs to eat. they need it because times are very tough for people. we have the homeless and we have those who have jobs but simply can't make ends meet, which is why they're here. you spoke about the army of volunteers. let me tell you right there -- this table, we just saw piled on top of turkeys and ham. they made a big dent but still a lot of work to be done because they hope and expect to serve about 5,000 meals today, not just breakfast, of course, but if you can have breakfast, you can come back for lunch and dinner. the need is all day, all week, all year long. we spoke to many people this morning and a lot of them are repeat volunteers, but i found this gentleman here -- your first year here? >> yes, my first year here. >> reporter: what to you think? >> it's fun. >> reporter: why are you here? >> my friend right over there
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recommended it -- sure, we'll get here. my girlfriend and i are here just to help out. >> reporter: let me -- how does it make you feel? >> it feels good and then on top of that, it's been a lot of fun. everyone is in a good mood and good spirits and everyone work hard so it makes it easy to do something you should be doing. >> reporter: right. have you been told before in years past to come but you haven't come? >> i'm usually busy with family stuff but this year didn't make it back east. we're with my girlfriend's family in if bay and had spare time so it worked out. >> reporter: good for you. i'm glad yourself volunteering. they will accept your elbow grease until 12:30. yes, they have people here and there is a waiting list but just in case somebody gets tired or they have to go, then you will be rotating here or downstair in the calf cafeteria. nobody will been turned away. if you can't provide your muscles -- guess what, you can provide your money because the money will be used not just for
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today but well into next year and they depend on the holiday season for the money. but they want to remind people it's not just for today. they have needs year-round so any time you can help, they will more than -- be happy to accept it. back to you. >> thanks a lot, will. and now to some problems that we have to deal with on this christmas day. over on the east bay, a mudslide on their hand. now, they did hours of cleanup yesterday but watching it today because of the rains so they hope this doesn't cause further problems. this is in contra costa county near the oakland border on pinehurst road. they had to have drivers navigate around the area and the chp went out there -- they were the first to respond at 5:00 yesterday. >> basically earlier this morning, as you can see behind me, there was a rockslide on pinehurst. we were called to this and providing traffic control for vehicle in the area. shortly there will be the county with a klein crew with big rig and backhoe and
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everything to clean up this. it should be the better part of the day to clean this up and at that time, this road shut down all the way from skyline to john mccosker. >> within a couple of hours, they had the slide cleaned up but they will watch today because of the rains. in the east bay also, a road that keeps on flooding has frustrated a long time resident. just ten waldman looks at that. >> reporter: as soon as it startedded to rain, victor knew it was going to happen. he took this video of a mudslide on castro ranch road. >> nobody wants to look at the picture. i know it was a ticking bomb. it was an accident waiting to happen. >> reporter: flooding left the two-way street to one lane. victor does not like how, in order to avoid the water, cars have to drive in the opposite lane of traffic. >> it happens for at least 15 years but people didn't know what to do. they drive in the middle of
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this and didn't know where to go -- which way to go. >> reporter: it's very dangerous. >> very dangerous for 600 families. >> reporter: victor said the problem starts on top of the hill. he claims improper drainage allows water and mud to cascade down, causing all of this mess. even these wooden areas can't hold back the damage. victor share this video, so people can see what is happening here. he reached to the city, which has now promised to fix the problem. >> look at that! look at that danger! >> they're working on the problem but -- they're going to work on it. >> reporter: crews brought in this big pump to suck out the water and mud but this is a temporary solution. in richmond, justine waldman, kron 4 news. a 49-year-old man died yesterday, buried in an avalanche while he was
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snowboarding at donor -- donner ski ranch. they found the man's body underneath 2 or 3 feet of snow at the base, but there were places because of the wind that blew the snow that were up to 7 feet deep. the man is identified as steven mark anderson of herb dale. that's near truckee. the avalanche happen in the morning and by noon got the report so they came out with search dogs and after an hour and a half of searching, they found his body. he was snowboarding in the ski area's boundaries near the main lodge when this happened. 9:07 is the time right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes on christmas day. thanks for waking up with the kron 4 morning news -- even though you don't have to go to work today -- right? why not turn it on? we'll give you the news, weather, no traffic. we have weather, though. here's a shot of san francisco. we'll be right back.
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well, you know, they say when when you you mix kids and animals, you will never be the star of the show. for michelle obama, it was her big day and was at a charity event reading to kids. and the first dog jump into her lap. plus she's got cute kids around her. definitely the show was stolen there by that little pup, who enjoyed being a lap dog, even though -- gosh, he must be 60-
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pound or so. but she went on and read to the kids. "twas the night before christmas" was the tale she read for the tots attar this seven-minute reading session. the stormy weather caused a big tree branch to fall and the awning at this san francisco gas station. this is at petrero at 17th and happened over the weekend. nobody was hurt, luckily, but a lot of damage there. 9:11 right now. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes on this christmas day. we'll be back with the weather foryou. it's already starting to rain and we've got more on the way, but not more traffic. it's very quiet this morning, anyway -- maybe late today when everybody gets up and out we may see places like walnut creek get busier.
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well, it sure is a white christmas in many states as powerful winter storms are moving across the country and could lead to travel delays on the ground and in the air. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: ground crews were out in force in oklahoma city, treating roads and bridges ahead of the expected christmas day storm. it was a similar scene at oklahoma city's will rogers world airport, where some flights have been cancelled. operations director mark crannenburg said the plows are ready to go. >> when we get on the roadway and start clearing, typically it's a crew of 7 to 12 people in trucks and we have spotters. >> reporter: the airport uses a high-tech vehicle that checks
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friction levels to make sure it's safe for airplanes to land. >> ice is very tough. if you completely don't have any friction at all with aircraft to land, then that's a real problem. >> reporter: springfield, missouri, residents are stocking on supplies as they prepare for the storm that could dump up to 8 inches of snow and sleet in the region. salt truck driver jade spoon expects to be call in to work, even though it's christmas. >> we just take it every day. you can't look at it as all day but just do your job. >> reporter: the weather is expected to be frightful in little rock, arkansas, as well. they could see 4-inches of snow with higher amount in other parts of the state. there's one way to avoid the travel headaches. >> the best thing to do is try to stay at home and enjoy your christmas. >> reporter: winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories from are from washington state, texas, to new england. severe weather is expect in the southeast. i'm ed payne, reporting. that storm system could
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bring tornados to southern states. the national weather service said the winds could be 70 to 80 miles per hour in alabama, southern tennessee, and western georgia tonight. as for us, the rain is already hitting us. hi, annie. >> hi, darya. yes, we have some rain here, stormtracker 4 shows us some moderate-to-heavy rain through san mateo where you see the yellow and this is a fast- moving system looking at some light rain towards concord and walnut creek and east of it in the yellow -- that's the warm water and rain falling. danville, san mara moan getting wet -- san leandro getting wet. but ling game, san mateo, pretty good rain at this hour. further south, into redwood city, palo alto, you're getting in on some of the action as well. here's the futurecast. the rain coming in sooner than the models first indicate and i
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think once we see all the rain getting through, you have to get ready for the cooler air. by 4:00, widespread rain and i think a lot of it will head towards the south and southeast towards san jose this afternoon and so you want to get ready for that. windy conditions, along with the rain -- you already have a very soggy soil and the saturated soil so we could see some downed power lines, potentially, and also maybe downed trees when the wind gusts pick up this afternoon. so this christmas morning, rain may be heavy at times and this afternoon, wind will pick up. tomorrow morning, showers are likely. otherwise by the afternoon, some sun and some clouds. after that, a much quieter weather pattern setting up. here's a look at your satellite and radar picture where you can see the rain has moved on through. up north, you're looking at some snow into part of the shasta county mountains where we have a winter storm warning in effect. also in effect for lake tahoe
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this area starting at noon until midnight on wednesday and expecting 4 to 8 inches of snow above 500 feet and 1 to 2 feet above 6500 feet so fresh powder through tomorrow. heavy snow, windy as chains are required on interstate 80 and donner pass. highs -- all of us making inside the low and mid-50s on this christmas day. here's a look at your kron 4 seven-day around the bay forecast. so rainy today and windy. high around low-to-mid- 50s. wednesday, still breezy, scattered showers possible, mainly in the morning. otherwise i think we will be drying out. thursday, more sunshine but brisk, highs topping out low- to-mid- 50s. time now is 9:18. here is george on your christmas morning traffic. good morning! >> good morning, annie. well, it's been an easy ride around the bay area and continues to be. we're not tracking any problems right now and it's light traffic here at the bay bridge. in fact, at the karkinez and
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richmond, san raffle yell bridge, problem-free. we have a camera at the san mateo bridge and wet conditions. funny it should hit here before it hits the bay bridge but that is exactly the case. all of a sudden, it just got weather in the last five minutes. golden gate bridge has been wet for awhile here but doesn't appear that has much rain is falling at the golden gate as is at the san mateo. let's show you san jose and if the pavement is still dry. it looks as though it is, but we're going to see rain here as well. in the meantime, extremely light traffic. >> all right, thanks a lot, george. >> announcer: now, time for the kron 4 tech report with gabe slate. about 60% of us tomorrow will receive at least one gift card. it's expected that over $1.7 billion worth of gift cards will be unused in 2013. that's crazy! that's just wasted money -- wasted gifts. i guess a lot of us forget to
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store them in our wallet for easy access or forget they are in our wallet. gift cards can get easily overlooked and lost in the shuffle of life. well, technology to the rescue. there are great, new smartphone apps to help you get the most out of hose gift cards like this one named gyft. it's a free app for android or apple i devices. it lets you take your physical gift card up and lode it to your smartphone like a digital wallet. it stores the gift card value for you in your phone and when you're at a store, just pull up the gift card and u. pc code that a cashier can scan and will be displayed on your gene. through the gyft app, you can trade ones or regift gift cards you don't want. this is a quick way to send someone a gift. enter the information onto a gift card and can send one that gift card value like a digital gift card through facebook, e- mail, or text. pretty convenient. gabe slate, kron 4 news. families across the u.s. will have to rely on other
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sources of entertainment like you did last night for christmas eve. netflix is still down. the video streaming service is having some problems. it was hit with a christmas eve outage and the los gatos company tweeted an apology but don't know when it will be up. it's christmas day. maybe your netflix is not working. amazon's infrastructure is what netflix uses and netflix blames that. good luck watching a movie if that's your choice. you will have to go and put the boots on and head to the real movies. 9:21 right now. we'll be back with more in just a couple of minutes. let's get a live look outside here at the golden gate bridge and you can see the deck is wet and there are just a couple of cars heading over from marin to san francisco.
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>> this just in to the kron 4 newsroom. police in a town near
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rochester, new york, said the man who lured firefighters -- with a home fire so they would come to put it out and then shot them down, had a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood "and do what i like doing best, killing people." the shooter's sister has still not been found, either, and two firefighters were gun down and killed by him yesterday. here's more on the history of the shooter, william spangler. >> reporter: during the chaotic scene while the fire rapidly spread from home to home, the first webster police officer to arrive managed to exchange fire with spangler, who laid in wait. >> we're sure he's at a high- point advantage near a berm in the home where he barricaded or set himself up with his weapons to shoot the innocent responder. and i will say that one of the
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first webster police officers to respond engaged the shooter and probably in all likelihood save mid lives. >> reporter: spangler's criminal past dates back to 1980 when channel 13 reported on the death of his grandmother. >> 92-year-old package her lived alone at this house for over 40 years and was found dead of the floor on the dwelling by her grandson william spangler who lives next door. spangler discovered the body around 12:45 p.m. police in webster stayed mrs. spangler was beaten with some kind of blunt instrument. >> reporter: the blunt instrument was a hammer and spangler would be convicted of manslaughter 1981 and remained in prison until 1998. he completed parole in 2006. spangler's mother had recently passed away but the fact alone hardly begins to offer answers. >> we don't have an exact reason why, but just, you know, looking at the history -- obviously, this is -- this individual has a lot of
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problems to kill his grandmother, you know, some 30- odd years go. >> we're learning more this morning about the two firefighters whom he killed yesterday. one of the them was michael chiapirini, named firefighter of the year from his department two weeks go and not even two months ago, he was in long island, helping those affected by hurricane sandy. residents of newtown, connecticut, are trying to find some joy today on this christmas and after their tragedy there, where a shooter killed 20 young children and six employees at sandy hook elementary school. our residents say it's still important to celebrate. >> fortunately we have many, many kids still here and so it's all about the kids and being with family. >> we take one hour at a time. one minute at a time. >> dozens of people are pitching in to help comfort the community. there's a group passing out free hot chocolate, donuts, and pan back dabears to kids on
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christmas eve and all the police officer in newtown have today, christmas day, off, to spend with their families. officer from surrounding towns are coming in to cover their shifts. 9:27 right now. we'll be back with more in just a minutes on this christmas day. let's take a live look at the quite james flick freeway in san francisco.
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>> welcome back. it's 9:30. now we're seeing rain showers. we're seeing the showers sooner than expected. you're right, darya -- in downtown san francisco, we're drying out. if we zoom on in concord and walnut creek, you're looking at some light rain where you can see some moderate rain near is a san ramon and san leandro. union city looking wet and burlingame and san mateo
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meaning moderate rain. it's wet for san carlo and palo alto and once the rain comes through, we will have the winds to pick up and can see some gusty winds -- with that, saturated soil it looks like we're concerned about downed trees and power lines. we'll have to watch that. here's a look at the futurecast. you can see at noon today, again, we'll have continued widespread rain for the afternoon and buy area. the rain heading south and southeast southeast in parts of san jose by late this afternoon as well but i think the system is going through faster than anticipated so now getting ready for higher within gusts. also the winter storm warning for tahoe starting at noon so lots more fresh powder will come down in those ski resort. let's go to george with your traffic now. good morning. >> morning, annie. as we monitor the light ride, we have noticed an increase in volume at the bay bridge. i say that somewhat tongue-in- cheek, although it's actually true. there are more cars out there
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now than earlier this morning. but on this christmas morning, if you're out to drive around, you're going to find light conditions wherever you head. i should point out, though, if you're heading south right now, you are going to find a lot of rain on the san mateo bridge currently. darya? >> thanks a lot, george. at 9:32, people in need are going to glide memorial church right now in san francisco to get a christmas-day lunch. they got breakfast this morning and lunch is served right now and then later on, they will have christmas dinner there for anybody who needs it. thousands of meals will be given out today and kron 4's little tranh has been there with the volunteers. >> reporter: good morning, darya. they're taking a break because they're having service. that's why you see music pipe in to the place where they're carving turkey and the ham so before they get another round of food for their stomach, they're getting food for their soul. you can see on screen just how much fun they're having but, of course, the big part of the day
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are the meals and to have the meals, you need the volunteers and people like this gentleman here. what's your name, sir? >> lee. >> reporter: how long have you been here? >> oh, since 5:00 this morning. >> reporter: how many hams have you carved up? >> gee, i would say 15 or 20. >> reporter: are you is sick of ham now? >> no, no. probably about a week i don't want to see it -- you're right. bacon, hot dogs, anything to deal with ham. >> reporter: obviously you get a lot out of give, right? >> oh, yes, yes. i have been out here before and makes me feel not so needy but helpful to the community. >> reporter: absolutely. you know what? people like lee -- and you can see this other group here and this is the third shift -- they have made so much progress that when we got here this morning, we saw these tables full of turkey and ham -- look at this. they made a big dent and ready to move away some of the turkeys here. they cooked these turkeys few day ago and have to carve it
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up. they will be serving -- get this -- 5,000 meals. they understand that people need it not just for breakfast. you can come back again for lunch as well as dinner and they always remind me -- they come up and tell me, will, tell people this is not just for christmas, that the need is year-round. they will accept volunteers up until 12:30 today and if you can't do that, drop your money because that money will go to needy people. back to you, darya. >> thanks a lot, will. the water is back on this christmas day for 15 homeowners in middle valley that had to be shut off because of a water main break that flood madre na avenue. it was closed near tennessee valley road. >> the steel valve and sleeve that were used to repair the pipe did not line up initially. crews had to make additional argumentses before fixing the crack.
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the pipe is more than 60 years old and they believe it cracked due to its age the street looked like this. this is from the marin i.j. there was so much pressure that the street lifted. 1,000-gallon asmin poured onto marin avenue. residents like becky were concerned about their homes flooding. >> the water was pretty much level with the sidewalk so it didn't come over the sidewalk. >> reporter: reggie kumar, kron 4 news. the search for a suspected drunk driver who jump into a rain-swollen creek has been called off for now. police stopped the man who was driving in sir francis drake avenue. they stopped him for dui after midnight so it was early yesterday morning. but then he took off on foot, jumped into the creek, and swam away. they saw him and last sight of him and he hasn't been seen since. it's 9:35. we'll be back with more in a
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couple of minutes on this christmas day. merry christmas to you, and thank you for waking up with the kron 4 morning news, even when you don't have to go to work because, look, just about nobody does. you, me, and maybe people on the road here -- or maybe heading to a christmas party. traffic in san jose is very, very light.
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a kansas teenager has turned his front lawn into a fantastic christmas lightshow. michael schronke shows the hard work that goes in to creating this elaborate display. >> reporter: this is what cody lives for. >> right. >> reporter: not presents the -- >> starting when i was 7 -- >> reporter: not the food. >> reporter >> i liked lights. >> reporter: for cody, it's all about lights. >> this it is! >> reporter: each year, he has a goal. >> get bigger. more lights. way more lights.
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>> he has liked lights ever since he was probably a baby. >> reporter: for cody, it wasn't that long ago. he's only 13. >> when he was 7, he decided he was going to start decorating his room. >> reporter: from the few light in his room to this. ♪ >> reporter: what else can you say? >> yeah, it's cool. very cool. this is my new thing this year. >> reporter: this 13-year- old's efforts go beyond a few extension cords. >> run fm radio -- i will have a sign telling what channel to turn tonto and you turn to that to listen to it >> reporter: the light display has programmed music run by special software on the laptop cody saved to buy. a show meant for all to enjoy. >> my neighbors came out and lab clapped for me at the end of the song so support from the neighbors. >> he's 13 and putting it to
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music -- i'm sure he's a clark griswold in the making. [ laughing ] >> reporter: a compliment to a boy like cody who takes the christmas spirit -- >> only get bigger from here. >> reporter: to a new level. ♪ >> impressive. santa helped make a christmas come true for a south carolina boy. he sat on this santa's lap and asked for his father, an armed national guard soldier who has been serving overseas. angela rodriguez takes look at this christmas surprise. ♪ >> reporter: before his busy night, santa made time for those last-minute requests. >> exactly what do you want for christmas? >> nothing [ indistinct ] >> reporter: santa was bombarded with flashes so that families could make memories sure to last a lifetime. >> oh, yeah, yeah. >> reporter: right now, santa's heard it all. >> ipads, ipods. legos.
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and some barbie dolls, as usual. >> reporter: that is, until 2- year-old hunter morton sat on his lap. >> what do you want for christmas? >> [ indistinct ] >> and? >> and? >> choo train, maybe? okay. >> daddy? >> and daddy? >> reporter: here's the back story. hunter's father was deployed more than a year ago and wasn't due back until january, but the magic of christmas brought him home much sooner than expected. >> that's awful big gift for santa claus to think about giving you. hey, you want to do me a favor? look right there. >> okay. who's that? daddy. >> that's daddy? [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> reporter: the surprise pulled off with military-like precision. >> oh, that's great. that's great to see him. he's a lot bigger than i remember. it was tremendous. it was great. it went perfect. it was just awesome.
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really nice of these people here at the mall to do this for us and, you know, i hope everybody gets to have a happy holiday like i know we are. >> reporter: they're back to sharing everything again from the little things like cookies to squeezing each other tight. >> i love you. >> reporter: what are you and daddy going to do tomorrow? what you going to do tonight? >> [ indistinct ] >> we're going to play choo choo. >> and everything? you're going to be busy, aren't you? >> um-hmm. and read. and play. >> we'll play a game? >> reporter: a young boy who dared to believe. >> exactly ma what i was hoping for. >> reporter: now enjoying the true meaning of christmas, surrounded by love. u.s. troops at ford operating base lightning in afghanistan got into the spirit of christmas. the ship personnel did the honors of serving a traditional
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christmas meal to the troops, carving turkey and other holiday favorites, as you can see. the end of combat operation in afghanistan is set for next year after the withdrawal of the u.s.-led military force by the end of 2014. 9:44 right now. thank you for spending part of your christmas day with the kron 4 morning knew. we'll be back in a couple of minutes. let's get a live look at the rainy scene here, the golden gate bridge. there are few more cars on the road as people are getting up and moving out. we'll be right back.
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well, after a weekend of heavy snow, the skies over the see area have been clear. several resorts around tahoe reporting fresh powder. cliff clifford has an update. >> reporter: caltrans had to shut down a section of interstate 80 in the sierra on saturday because of blaze hard- like conditions but a different story today. the skies have cleared out.
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here is a look at the conditions. this is from interstate 80 at the donner summit. the roadway is clear but look at the piles of fresh snow on the sides of the roads here. also a couple miles away, same story near the donner lake exit. even though 80 looks good at the moment, caltrans is screening trucks for snow chains eastbound at applegate and westbound in truckee. let's look on highway 50 in south lake tahoe -- again, lots of fresh snow but the roads are clear -- maybe a little slick here. now, if you're heading to the mountains to ski, it's all good news. to the north, squaw valley and alpine meadows reporting their second-snowiest christmas on record. in the past week, squaw received 70 inches of new snow, 220 inches in total so far this season. northstar has received 54 inches over the last 48 hours and heavenly also reporting 54 inches of new snow and finally, this web cam view from kirkwood, which said it has received 84 inches of new snow
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over the past seven days. now, the skies were clear on monday afternoon but there is more snow in the forecast starting on christmas day. in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4 news. let's check in with annie for a lack at the snow and rain. >> good morning, darya. merry christmas. you can see some pretty good amounts of rain come through towards san mateo and livermore. concord looking at light rain where you see the green -- dublin and pleasanton, union city, hey worth -- pretty good moderate-to-heavy rainfall. san carlos and redwood city getting dumped on right now and you can see further south, we're looking at light rain for basically areas towards palo alto and mountain view and heading towards san jose. we have a few more showers expected once the front goes through. you can see the futurecast where we're still expecting more rain for today and i think temperatures are going to be
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fairly mild today. also i want to mention a winter storm warning in effect for the lake tahoe area starting at noon until midnight tomorrow -- 1 to 2 feet of snow possible for elevations above 6500 feet so a lot of fresh new powder. here's a look at the seven-day around the bay forecast. today, rainy conditions, breezy once -- by this afternoon. wind haven't picked up quite yet but the ground already saturated. we're looking at the possibility of downed power lines and downed trees. once those wind pick up this afternoon, we may experience some isolated spot of flooding today. tomorrow, scattered showers mainly in the morning and i think we will start to dry out by the afternoon on wednesday and will still be fairly brisk with the breeze. thursday, mostly-sunny conditions and dry. friday and saturday right now look like a chance of unsettled weather. we'll see how the models fare over the next couple of days and then on sunday and monday, lots of sunshine and then
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milder monday with highs in the upper 50s, close to 60 in some spots. time now 9:51. here's george with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning, annie. it's been an easy ride all morning long as expected and expect continue that way. at the bay bridge toll plaza, we saw a brief sprinkle but didn't do much to wet the pavement or slow the ride. the san mateo bridge looks wet. it looks like we have a little drizzle and a pretty wet deck but light traffic, as you see. for the golden gate bridge, things are maybe drying out just a bit but sure isn't much traffic here. it's an easy ride. i'll show you the commute on 680 in and out of the san ramon valley. here's some of the heavier traffic that we've seen this morning, but it still won't cost you any time. it won't cost you any time or there won't be any delay. darya? >> thanks a lot, george. veteran actor jack klugman died in los angeles. you probably remember him for
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playing the sloppy sports writer oscar in the 1970s sitcom "the odd couple" or maybe when he played tough- minded medical examiner quincy. klugman lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s but trained himself to speak again. he was 90 years old when he die. >> two-time oscar nominee charles durning, dubbed king of the character actors, die in new york at age 89. he portrayed everybody from a blustry public official in many movies and tv shows to -- he's been in the rerival of "cat on a hot tin roof" on bravo and nominated for his oscar appearance in 1982 in "the best little whorehouse in texas" which then an oscar nod for "to be or not to be." we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes so don't go away. here's a look at a camera. we're fogged in there because
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we're getting storm on this christmas day. after christmas comes new years and we hope you spend it with kron 4. we have our new year's eve live party at 11:30.
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the pope delivered the traditional christmas message to the world this christmas. he wished christmas peace to the world and also in his message yesterday, he urged israelis and palestinians to negotiate. he also described the slaughter of the defenseless in syria horrible and asked for that to stop. the ordeals restaurant in san francisco collected 6,000 toy in it toy drive. the goal for the annual christmas toy drive was to collect 15,000 new unwrapped toys. the goal for the year is to
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provide 44,000 children in need. firefighters travel around the city and drop off the toys at homes, playground, and even to kid they pass in the street. families who applied also to receive toys can receive the toys at general headquarter today. one gold coin is on its way to doing a lot of good this holiday season. the salvation army in atlanta said the south african coin was dropped into one of the red donation deb s on friday. they estimate that one coin is worth $1,700. >> we absolutely will be able to serve a number of boys and girls and families throughout the community and i want to thank our anonymous donor for his generosity. >> that is the a great way to send christmas with the salvation army. thank you for spending your christmas with us.
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